Borderland State Park

Borderland State Park, Easton: Hours, Address, Borderland State Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Borderland State Park
4.5
Historic Sites • Parks
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The 3-story home built by artist and suffragist Blanche Ames and her botanist husband Oakes, is the centerpiece of this park. Visitors can also walk and horseback ride, fish, canoe, ice-skate and sled.
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Filiz
Boston, MA5 contributions
Beautiful, difficult to find parking on Saturday
Nov 2020
We visited on a Saturday afternoon ~2pm. We didn't check the closing time and the parking area was closing at 4pm, so that was unfortunate. Therefore, we could only do a little bit of hiking. The lake is beautiful, there was still lots of greenery and foliage on November 7th. I loved the large open grass areas. The area in front of the mansion is especially nice. There was a small cabin with a fireplace inside with active fire in it, there was a wooden small pedestrian bridge and many more sights that are very picturesque. Saw many well-dressed couples and families with kids who came with a photographer. The only downside was that we had so much difficulty finding a parking spot, we probably rotated around the parking lot 6-8 times until we found something and there were ~10 cars doing the same with us. THe staff also told us there is no nearby parking but people seemed to have parked on the side of the road so maybe we could have done that worst case scenario. Also the drive from Boston to Sharon and back was quite beautiful and full of foliage as well.
Written November 8, 2020
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Mike71553
Sharon, MA570 contributions
Escape from CV
Jul 2020 • Solo
Enjoy a hike or walk in the cool breezes. The park rangers have done an excellent job this year ( 2020) in clearing dead trees and mowing lawns and trimming bushes and hedges. Unfortunately the mansion has been closed so far due to CV19, but there are scavenger hunts planned for July and August a sign at the exit has the dates.
The visitor’s center and restrooms are temporary closed as of this review due to cv19 but will hopefully reopen as the state progresses to new phases. If you plan on visiting frequently go online to mass dcr and order an annual or senior pass details are on their website, as parking fees have been increased non Massachusetts cars are now $20 for 1 day. By the way there are 2 payment machines one at the entrance to the parking lot and one down by the visitor center, the ticket procured is placed on your dashboard.
This park has 2 main walks one is about 45 minutes to an hour the other an hour to hour and a half and maps of all the trails are in a large covered box opposite the visitor center.
Hiking trails on the north side of the park can keep you occupied for 2 hours or more.
Written July 3, 2020
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PaultheMoose
Norton, MA61 contributions
Best small park in MA
Feb 2020 • Couples
For what it has to offer, a nice variety of walking trails, hiking trails (up to 8+ miles), horse trails, biking trails, some ponds and 2 small lakes, decent facilities, great park rangers, the Oak Ames Stone house, a variety of interesting wildlife and birds, some darn good berries to eat in season, some orchids (do not dig them up), some decent fishing from shore or boat/canoe, lots of old farmer’s Stone walls, I think Borderland in Easton and Sharon is the best park that MA has to offer. Parking is convenient and plentiful if you use the primary parking lot (there’s a small lot off Bay Road), even on busy days. Senior-citizen friendly. Fresh air and good exercise year-round, mmmm...
Written February 19, 2020
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Pietro Galeno
Boston, MA18 contributions
Disc golf and walking paths!
Jul 2019 • Couples
Fantastic place to play disc golf! All the trails are great and if you do the big loop you will see lots of the land and its beauty.
Written December 9, 2019
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Mike71553
Sharon, MA570 contributions
I go almost every day to this park
Jun 2019 • Solo
First off. Hours are longer in the summer. Until 8pm now
Parking is $5 or if you have a DCR pass it’s free. Seniors 62 and over send a copy of your drivers license and a check for $10 to the DCR ‘s Carver office and get a lifetime pass.
Annual passes are around $50. Available on the weekends from the rangers.
There are 2 main trails here that form 2 loops. One is about 45 min to an hour and the longer one is about an hour and 15 minutes. There are many back trails to explore also. The maps are viewable on the website and often are in a cabinet to the right of the visitors center. There is even a NEMBA mountain bike trail. Several hollywood films were partly filmed here including “Shutter island”, Ghost Busters 2” and last fall for 2 weeks a new one was filmed partly here which is coming out fall of 2019 starring Daniel Craig.
There is a large informative visitor center and a large Mansion of which tours are offered on some weekends.
People are very friendly for the most part, and its a Dog haven. Saturday and Sunday are dogs on parade. There is a large off-leash area down across from the farmhouse.
If you see me there don’t hesitate to ask me any questions.
Written June 1, 2019
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gallinaro4
Easton, MA14 contributions
SCENIC BEAUTY!!
Nov 2018 • Friends
This is an all around beauty for dense woodlands, hiking trails, ponds and an interesting history of the Ames mansion. Truly a worthwhile visit.
Written May 12, 2019
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Sweetflora
North Attleboro, Massachusetts12 contributions
Beautful walking trails
Apr 2019
Lots to do! Walking trails for days. A tours of the Castle like house daily for free. There is a 5 dollar parking fee htat is all it will cost, Nice places all along ground for picnic, In the summer lots of dragonflies and butterflies every where. A great place to spend the day and get lost in nature.
Written April 16, 2019
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lynna161
4 contributions
It'a favorite spot.
Jan 2019
It's a lovely place to walk any time of year. Many folks walk their dogs. Other walk alone or with friends. The events/talks are also interesting.
Written March 19, 2019
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OnAir673016
3 contributions
FAMILY OUTING
Aug 2018
My family and I had a photo shoot at this park. It is beautiful and the scenery is nice. We also had a cookout during our visit.
Written February 12, 2019
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Peggy L
Easton, MA7 contributions
Best Park around!!
Jun 2018 • Couples
I've been to Borderland many times and it remains a favorite place to walk/hike the footpaths around the perimeter of the huge pond. Nicely maintained,with a small park service office. Highly recommend for fun hike!
Written January 15, 2019
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Borderland State Park is open:
  • Sun - Sat 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM